Menu
Next Race Newspaper
Free Bets
My Account
Tracker

Friday, 19 October, 2018

Consistent Dennis Nilsson can get everybody talking

Corinne Hammond fancied to spring a surprise

Dennis Nilsson of Sweden
1 of 1

Channel 4 from 1pm Sunday
BT Sport 3 from 6.45pm Sunday

Swedish strongman Dennis Nilsson should be able to outmuscle debutant Jeffrey Sparidaans in a preliminary-round dust-up on day two of the BDO Lakeside World Championships.

Nilsson, known as Iron Man, is a consistently strong performer on the Nordic Tour though his two visits to the worlds – once at the PDC, the other at the Lakeside – ended in first-hurdle falls.

But he produced the run of his life at the International Open in September, beating Steve Beaton, Daryl Gurney and Dave Chisnall to reach the quarter-finals.

Sparidaans is yet another product off the Dutch conveyor belt of young darters and he enjoyed a decent 2017 with victories in the England Classic and the Hungarian Classic. It has to be said, though, the standard of those events wasn’t high.

Nilsson is a more sedate thrower and his pace of play probably won’t delight the Dutch darter, who is keen to get on with it.

There’s a decent duel in the ladies’ first round between former finalists Corinne Hammond and Fallon Sherrock, and the Australian number one is fancied to cause a minor upset.

Hammond emerged last year to reach the final where she was no match for an imperious Lisa Ashton.

Since then, Hammond has had a fine year with a trio of titles, the pick of which being the English Open where she turned the tables on Ashton, and she also reached the World Masters final.

Recommendations
D Nilsson
2pts 10-11 Coral, Ladbrokes
C Hammond
2pts 11-10 Betfair, Paddy Power


Who will be the BDO Champion?

Men's preview

Women's preview


Today's top sports betting stories

Follow us on Twitter @racingpostsport

Like us on Facebook RacingPostSport

Nilsson is a more sedate thrower and his pace of play probably won’t delight the Dutch darter, who is keen to get on with it
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets